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60th Anniversary of U.S. Military Integration

Sixty years ago on July 26, 1948, President Harry Truman signed Executive Order 9981 integrating the U.S. Armed Forces. Appearing remotely… read more

Sixty years ago on July 26, 1948, President Harry Truman signed Executive Order 9981 integrating the U.S. Armed Forces. Appearing remotely from Atlanta, Georgia, Lieutenant General Russell Honore (Retired) talked about his experience of over thirty years in the military, the achievement of African Americans in the armed forces and why blacks continue to be rare in top U.S. military ranks. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic mail. Lieutenant General Honore also served as Commander of Joint Task Force Katrina, which was responsible for coordinating military relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina affected areas across the Gulf Coast.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Aug 05, 2008 | 8:34am EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
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  • Aug 05, 2008 | 8:34am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 05, 2008 | 6:39pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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